Cole, 29, is a veteran of four NFL seasons with the New York Jets (2009-11) and the Patriots (2012). The 5-10, 195-pounder joined New England as a free agent on March 19, 2012, and was re-signed by the team on March 20, 2013. Cole was released by the Patriots on Sept. 1, and re-signed by the team one day later on Sept. 2.
The Patriots now have two open roster spots after letting go of tight end Zach Sudfield earlier in the day. One has to wonder just what coach Bill Belichick has up his sleeve. I am sure that these roster spots will be put to good use. There is also a decent chance that Cole will resign with Patriots in a few days, much like he did earlier this season.
With the Patriots at 4-0, I am sure that this cut is made for depth, I would also anticipate that the Patriots will be signing defensive tackle help after the tragic Vince Wilfork injury that ended his season this past Sunday.